Elen Sentier
Elen Sentier

Best-selling author of British native shamanism. Elen also writes paranormal mystery-suspense novels. She’s a wilderness woman, born on Dartmoor, she grew up on Exmoor in a family who had practiced the old British magic for hundreds of years. She’s a quirky, unconventional person with an intensely strong connection to nature, deeply into ecology and the environment, and living as green as possible. Elen is active on Twitter and Facebook fighting for wildlife and rewilding as well as for real compassion in politics.

She’s been writing professionally for the Moon Books imprint of John Hunt Publishing since 2011 and currently has 6 books with them, 3 of which are best-sellers. Her new book, Numerology, comes out later in 2018 and she’s under contract to finish Conversations with Witches in 2019. Moon Books also published her second novel, Moon Song. Before taking up her writing career, Elen spent 20 years working for the Ministry of Defence as systems analyst and project manager. Then, when she became crippled with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, she retired from the MOD to become a Transpersonal Psychotherapist. In 1999 she couldn't stand living in London any longer so ran away to the dark, still depths of Wales. The need to write was eating her up.

Her 20 years as a practicing Transpersonal psychotherapist gives her a deep understanding of how people tick, so her characters are rounded and believable. When she’s not writing you might find her walking and wild-camping in the Highlands of Scotland, the Welsh mountains, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Brittany or the Pyrenees. She’s knows them all intimately so they add colour and realism to the story settings.

All this life-experience enables her to weave magic and mystery together, and still keep a sharp grip on characters and places; the stories flow effortlessly and believably to gripping conclusions. Add in that her husband is particle physicist so she’s been absorbing cutting-edge science with the cornflakes for 45 years, and you have an interesting mix.

Elen is currently deep in the final throes of birthing her third novel, The Talisman, a supernatural mystery, suspense story. Its tagline is “Behind every gifted woman there is often a rather talented cat”. The protagonist is a young contemporary dancer who grew up in a family of cunning folk. The talisman is a small obsidian cat; it’s also a real black cat too. It empowers people, or sometimes takes them over and its guardian is an artist whose family have protected it since the middle ages. The dancer meets the artist and they fall in love. The dancer’s previous lover, a beautiful biker-girl who has strong psychic powers, is jealous and steals the talisman. She is determined acquire its power to get the dancer back, and to punish the artist. The artist goes after it but fails and is captured. The dancer meets the real black cat who becomes her ally and persuades her to go after the talisman. The biker-girl sends paranormal creatures to attack the dancer but she makes it through. In the final confrontation, the dancer knows if she fails the talisman will be lost to the dark, and the artist will die.

Her bragging rights include dancing for Arlene Philips; taking contemporary dance class with Robert Cohen; flying in Jaguar fighter aircraft; doing plasma-physics at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy; and being kissed by Mick Jagger! She loves cats, and eats paleo, and her tag-line is “If the cat and the boyfriend disagree, get rid of the boyfriend!”

Books by Elen Sentier
Shaman Pathways - The Celtic Chakras by

Shaman Pathways - The Celtic Chakras

Jan 2013

Tread the British native shaman’s path, explore the goddess hidden in the ancient stories; walk the Celtic chakra spiral labyrinth.

Shaman Pathways - Elen of the Ways by

Shaman Pathways - Elen of the Ways

British Shamanism - Following the Deer Trods

Jul 2013

British shamanism has largely been forgotten: the reindeer goddess of the ancient Boreal forest is shrouded in mystery...follow her deer-trods to rediscover her old ways.

Shaman Pathways - Trees of the Goddess by

Shaman Pathways - Trees of the Goddess

a new way of working with the Ogham

Jul 2014

Work with the Trees of the Goddess and the old ways of Britain.

Moon Song by

Moon Song

Feb 2015

Tristan died too soon, Isoldé must bring him back to finish his job … write the Moon Song.

Shaman Pathways - Following the Deer Trods by

Shaman Pathways - Following the Deer Trods

A practical guide to working with Elen of the Ways

Jan 2015

British native shamanism

Gardening with the Moon & Stars by

Gardening with the Moon & Stars

May 2015

Organics with Ooomph!

Pagan Portals - Merlin: Once and Future Wizard by

Pagan Portals - Merlin: Once and Future Wizard

Dec 2016

A very personal look at Merlin.


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